“Fringe” keeps getting better this season, but it matters little as it faces cancellation with the numbers its pulling on Fridays. Last night’s episode was steady with a 1.5 in the demo. While Kevin Reilly has proclaimed a fondness for the show, it is far more likely to be cancelled than return at those numbers.
“Blue Blood” rose to a 1.9 in the demo, good for its highest ratings in several weeks. A lot of people are high on the “Blue Bloods” will get renewed train while I’ve tried to be pragmatic about it. The 1.9 makes a good case for the show coming back; my gut feeling still calls for cancellation. Boy, its a fun debate that is being raised in the TV renewal/cancellation scorecard.” One things for certain, NBC and ABC would kill for a 1.9 demo in the 10 pm hour a few nights a week, not just Friday. “CSI: NY” was also on the very-high end with a 2.0. “The Defenders” aired its season (and series) finale.
Over on the CW, I was amused that reruns of “Supernatural” and “Smallville” draw about the same numbers of first run CW programs Monday through Wednesday.
Kitchen Nightmares: 1.7 demo, 4.1 million viewers
The Defenders: 1.5 demo, 9 million viewers
Supernanny: 1.1 demo, 4 million viewers
Who Do You Think You Are: .9 demo, 3.9 million viewers
*Smallville: .5 demo, 1.5 million viewers
CSI: NY: 2.0 demo, 11 million viewers
Fringe: 1.5 demo, 3.8 million viewers
Dateline NBC: 1.4 demo, 6.4 million viewers
Primetime: What Would You Do: 1.4 demo, 4.3 million viewers
*Supernatural: .5 demo, 1.3 million viewers
Blue Bloods: 1.9 demo, 11.8 million viewers
Dateline NBC: 1.9 demo, 7.1 million viewers
20/20: 1.6 demo, 5.9 million viewers